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Found a STEAL at a local salvage yard. Got a complete set of STS-V rims with roughly 75% rubber left on them. All TPMS sensors intact. and... Custom painted! (I think). Paid $750 for the lot. Ordered 5MM spacers for the front tires from wheeladapters.com for $100.

Best thing is. Everything worked on the first try! Spacers fit perfectly. Wheels fit perfecting. No rubbing at any turn degree. All sensors connected with the computer without any relearning. No vibrations no need of a rebalance or alignment. All went too well...

Speedo is off by about 1-2 MPH. Have a cop radar on my street infront of my house :p at 25 MPH it jumbles between 26-27 MPH

Tell me what you think. I LOVE them!
 

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Cool wheels, and that's one helluva deal :eek:, but I'm not feeling the custom paint job on them at all. I think it ruins them, to be perfectly honest.

And I'm curious how the TPMS sensors synced with the car without a relearn. :confused: I've swapped my various sets of wheels around dozens of times and never had such luck.
 

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Hey to each their own. No offense taken!

And I'm assuming something to do with everything being OE Caddy gear. But I was surprised too when everything synced up instantly.
 

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You sure it didnt just keep the old readings. Mine do that when i switch between my two sets of wheels. It just keeps the readings from the wheels I took off. I then relearn (takes 1 minute) and it goes back to the way it should. Fill one tire up another 5 psi and see if the car registers it.
 

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You sure it didnt just keep the old readings. Mine do that when i switch between my two sets of wheels. It just keeps the readings from the wheels I took off. I then relearn (takes 1 minute) and it goes back to the way it should. Fill one tire up another 5 psi and see if the car registers it.
^^^ Yeah that.
 

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I think the STS-V wheels look better than the stock CTS-V. And they're wider, which is good. I'm not a fan of the paint job either, but whatever, it's not my car. Good find, OP! Can you mention the part number for the spacers you got, in case otherw want to try this in the future?
 

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Are the wheels the same size/width or do you have the 18" front and 19" rear like the STS V? I like the wheels but would look better with a shorter side wall...either way good deal.
 

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Don't have a stock number for the spacers as I basically did everything over the phone with Fred at wheeladapters.com. All I have is this ([email protected] 06 CTVS 6X115MM)

Tires sizes are front- 255/40/ZR18 rear-275/40/ZR19. I agree, would look better with less sidewall. But gunna run these tires down for now.

I'm ok with so many people not liking them. That just means I'll see less people doing it!

Testing out the TPMS sensors tonight once I'm off work to see if they're reading. I see the pressures change as I drive (Live in Colorado, so pretty easy to increase elevation a thousand feet or two in a short drive) I've seen them range from 29 PSI to 33 PSI. But I am going to set them all at 35 tonight and see if its fine and dandy.
 

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If somebody needs 5mm spacers I have an extra set...
 

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Not a fan of how tall the front sidewall looks. But otherwise, not bad considering the price.
 

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I actually like the custom paint on the wheels...nice find! I had those same balloon sts-v tires on mine when I first got my wheels, went down a couple sizes and I think it looks and handles a lot better...good stuff!
 

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Well, sure enough, adjusted the air pressure and the readings didn't change. Last night while on a cruise all the pressures changed to --- . So will be doing the relearn now, though it didn't trigger any TPMS lights. Which is cool because I've found if that's on then you can't enable Competitive Driving Mode.

Finally cleaned up the rims and absolutely love the silver/black contrast. But the sidewall is hugely annoying... But they're staying for now. Anyone know a good way to sell these CTS-V wheels? ... Not a huge market out there for 6 lug car wheels.
 

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You shouldn't have any problem at all selling your stock wheels in the Classifieds here or on LS1tech.com.
Agreed... seems like people are always looking for wheels...whether it's for winters, track setup or spare singles.
 
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